Program Curriculum

This is a recommended list of courses for students who plan to major in Physics at a university. Students who complete this program will be eligible to apply for the Associate of Arts degree at WCJC. Courses that must be taken in order to satisfy AA degree requirements are listed with the corresponding WCJC Core 030 Curriculum Component. Courses that are listed as “Recommended” are electives that will contribute to AA degree requirements. Different electives may be chosen, but must be selected from academic rather than technical courses, as indicated in the course descriptions.

WCJC’s AA degree requires 60 hours, and students should be aware they may not be able to transfer more than 60-66 hours.

Course Course Title Degree Requirements Sem. Hours
Freshman Year, First Semester
CHEM 1411 Chemistry I Core 030 4
ENGL 1301 Composition I Core 010 3
HIST 1301 US History I Core 060 3
MATH 2413 Calculus I Core 020 4
PHED activity Any PHED activity course Core 090 1
  15 sem. hrs
Freshman Year, Second Semester
CHEM 1412 Chemistry II Core 030 4
PHYS 2425 Engineering Physics I Recommended 4
ENGL 1302 Composition II Core 010 3
HIST 1302 US History II Core 060 3
MATH 2414 Calculus II Recommended 4
  18 sem. hrs
Sophomore Year, First Semester
PHYS 2426 Engineering Physics II Recommended 4
GOVT 2305 Federal Government Core 070 3
MATH 2415 Calculus III Recommended 4
SPCH 1315 Fundamentals of Speech Core 011 3
  14 sem. hrs
Sophomore Year, Second Semester
GOVT 2306 Texas Government Core 070 3
Humanities Any Humanities course Core 040 3
Perf/Visual Arts Any ARTS, MUSI, or DRAM course Core 050 3
Social/Behavioral Science Any Social/Behavioral science course Core 080 3
PHYS 2427 Engineering Physics III Recommended 4
  16 sem. hrs
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